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Top Heavy Hefeweizen - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Top Heavy Hefeweizen
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

53 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Hefeweizen |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DrunkMcDermott on 12-23-2003)
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Dripdry

Illinois

2.95/5  rDev -28.6%

The color was a beautiful hazy gold/amber.
The mouthfeel was a bit sticky, but alright.
Drinkable only in gulps, but this was due to the flavor, which felt overwhelmingly fruity.

Overall as a beer it was ok, but an award winning beer? Perhaps with someone, but definitely not me. When I drink beer I like it to taste more like beer and less like a fruit bowl, but it looks like this beer appeals to others, so this is just my opinion.

One bias is that I think fruit in beer is heresy punishable by a grisly and slow death, so perhaps the lemon wedge simply enraged me.

04-23-2008 03:36:47 | More by Dripdry
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Arsenal0328

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-30-2013 20:25:36 | More by Arsenal0328
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DrunkMcDermott

Illinois

3.33/5  rDev -19.4%

Review based on a beer-judging sized sampler. Appropriately cloudy, even a little white like a Belgian. Has an extreme banana and lemon nose that overwhelms the other hefeweizen spices. Very "German," maybe even a little overdone. But you don't need a lemon, that's for sure.

12-23-2003 20:34:43 | More by DrunkMcDermott
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -14.5%

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Review from notes. Hazy straw-yellow pour, topped with a cap of foamy white head; moderate retention and a bit of lacing. Yeasty aroma, wheat, banana esters, light spice and a bit of citrus. More of the same in the taste, bready yeast, banana and clove, light citrus, wheat...pretty much a typical hefe. Medium body, fairly smooth, decently drinkable overall.

10-14-2012 19:48:54 | More by Rifugium
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oso

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

11-23-2012 00:23:48 | More by oso
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

12-08-2012 21:43:12 | More by t0rin0
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gpawned

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

07-12-2012 07:38:13 | More by gpawned
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

06-22-2013 03:39:10 | More by kylehay2004
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -8.5%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours a moderate yellowish color that is quite cloudy and has a nice white head. Nose is yeast, wheat, and light citrus. The taste is wheat and citrus with a bit of a yeasty kick. Nice body with good carbonation. A bit heavy but drinks well.

11-02-2010 11:33:28 | More by Thorpe429
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jrallen34

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -7.3%

On tap at Piece...Medium gold with a light orange tint...The aroma is nice with oranges, wheat and yeast nice and balanced. The taste is a little disappointing, too sweet with banana, needs to be more balanced. Easy to drink but nothing special.

Overall, pretty good.

06-26-2010 17:42:04 | More by jrallen34
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rtepiak

Poland

3.85/5  rDev -6.8%

it pours a little more amber than usual. with a dense but smaller foam than expected. the smell is a nice blend of wheat and banana with an interesting lingering maltiness. the taste is backed up by that maltiness. this hef is a bit denser tasting. it has wheat and fruitness but it also has a very subdued hop and malt that lingers. a good beer. light but essentially more american than german. still excellent for a brewpub beer.

alcohol contain is 5.5 to 6 percent. a bit stronger than usual

09-09-2008 21:05:08 | More by rtepiak
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UWBadgerFan4Life

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.1%

08-11-2014 13:18:00 | More by UWBadgerFan4Life
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WoodBrew

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-23-2013 23:34:58 | More by WoodBrew
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-25-2013 15:43:23 | More by emerge077
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KCM

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-12-2012 18:28:55 | More by KCM
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krl2112

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

03-01-2013 01:49:26 | More by krl2112
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jmtpi

France

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-12-2013 05:55:08 | More by jmtpi
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EvilKeith

Alabama

4/5  rDev -3.1%

From notes of 08/20/2006 visit to Piece, Chicago IL.

This one is for sure a Hefe Weizen, in the classic German style. Dark orange in color with a good heavy cloud and haze of yeast. The head is a creamy white foam with good retention. The lace is sticky and thick.
The smell is heavy with banana, citrusy lemon zest, big yeasty breads and a hint of spicy clove.
Taste is dead on for the style. Citrusy lemon, banana, and big bready yeast, and light spiced flavors.
Crisp mouthfeel. Moderately active carbonation. Medium bodied. I know it is an old cliche, but it was actually refreshing.
Well done and very drinkable. After I try all the other beers at Piece I will have to have a few more of this one.

08-21-2006 17:51:20 | More by EvilKeith
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mhaugo

California

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-17-2011 22:20:16 | More by mhaugo
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oldvines

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

09-29-2013 16:41:51 | More by oldvines
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ccozzi

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-15-2012 01:20:52 | More by ccozzi
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cathomae

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

02-20-2014 19:32:09 | More by cathomae
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CesarLopes

Brazil

4/5  rDev -3.1%

10-04-2013 19:28:08 | More by CesarLopes
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gmendez1122

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

04-10-2014 05:18:05 | More by gmendez1122
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.1%

12-20-2013 01:55:51 | More by Sparky44
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Top Heavy Hefeweizen from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
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